step 1: clean & prep

because lip gloss nails highlight your natural nails, the best way to achieve this look is to spend some time prepping. make sure that your nails are clean and well-scrubbed of your previous mani color. you don’t want any nail polish residue residing since this could show through the sheer color.



step 2: perfect your nail canvas

this nail look suits all nails shapes; however, you’ll want to invest some time when shaping your nails, so they are neat and even. if you have texture and ridges on your nail surface, try lightly buffing your nails to smooth out your nail surface.


step 3: apply a sheer pink nail polish

after your prep is complete, apply two coats of essie gel couture shade bodice goddess. this divine sheer pink nail polish with orchid undertones is universally flattering and provides that perfect blushing lip gloss look.



step 4: apply a glossy top coat nail polish

once your color has dried, apply the gel couture top coat. this will give that ultra-glossy flawless finish that makes this manicure really look like lip gloss. plus, this top coat will seal in your color and protect your look for an extra longwear manicure.


step 5: hydrate cuticles

lip gloss nails pair well with moisturized cuticles. at the end of your manicure, apply apricot cuticle oil to instantly condition your cuticle and provide a boost of nourishing moisture.
if you want to remix your lip gloss nails, add a coat of birthday girl between your first and second coat of bodice goddess. this will provide a luminous glow similar to your favorite shimmery lip gloss!


Nail painted with light pink shimmery polish with a bottle of essie nail polish in the background 




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